Natasha Trupp - Tashers
Winnipeg, Canada
Hello! I'm Natasha Trupp, better known as tashers. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with my mom, dad, sister, and 3 cats.

I'm a 23 year-old recent university graduate. I graduated with a B.A. in geography. My studies focused on the more technological aspects, mainly Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Cartography. Despite sounding very technical, it is actually quite creative! I have just recently begun my journey into finding a related career.

I've always enjoyed creative pursuits, drawing being my first passion. Once I could hold a pencil, there was no putting it down. I received my first stamp set (made by Crayola) when I was 8 years old. I used it all the time, making stationary and the occasional birthday card for my family. But, like many childhood toys, it was replaced by other more exciting items. I continued trying other artistic hobbies, such as oil painting, bead weaving, and candle-making.

Fast forward to June 2004: my mom's friend was hosting a Stampin' Up! party. I was intrigued, I had a good time, but I wasn't hooked . . . until I received the new catalog. It quickly became an obsession. Soon enough, I stumbled upon SCS. I was blown away! Shortly after I joined, the weekly challenges were introduced. I participated semi-regularly, gradually improving my stamping. Just before graduating university, I decided to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator to gain quicker access to my favorite items.

I was absolutely shocked when I received that "Confidential" PM. I waited half an hour (I was trying not to be too hasty)--I couldn't say "no"! It still feels so unreal! Being a "Dirty Girl" was always something I dreamed of, but never expected to happen!

I feel so fortunate to be able to give a little bit back to the community that has given me so much. I feel so lucky to be able to work with such amazing artists. Thank you for this awesome opportunity. I can't wait to give it all I've got!